Recordings for Bettinger’s “Essential Copyright Guide” now available!

Recording packages for “The Essential Copyright Guide for Genealogists” with Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., are now available for purchase in the Virtual Institute Store.

All recording packages come with audio/video files for the four 90-minute lecture sessions in MP4 format, as well as all syllabus material and practical exercises.

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Last chance to register for course on U.S. military pensions

It’s your last chance to register for the next course with the Virtual Institute, “Pensions: Did You Stop Too Soon?,” taught by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA. Registration will close this coming Friday night, and the course will begin Saturday morning, February 24, 2018, at 11am (EST).

Most researchers seem to believe that pension research is examining the pension application files. There is much more than that. There are other areas that will contribute to a search in military pensions. Some people have pensions, but you would not know it because they are not in the pension indexes. Pension law, a requirement for a pension, might explain why a person’s pension was denied. Pension ledgers and payment vouchers add to our understanding of the service and where the pensioner is located in later life. Final payments provide insight into the heirs of a pensioner.

The instructor for this course, Craig Scott, is a nationally recognized expert on U.S. military matters. He has taught on military records at national conferences and institutes, including several courses for the Virtual Institute.

For more information and to register, visit this page.

Last chance to register for copyright course!

It’s your last chance to register for the next course with the Virtual Institute, “The Essential Copyright Guide for Genealogists ,” taught by Blaine T. Bettinger. Registration will close Friday night, and the course will begin Saturday morning, February 10, 2018, at 11am (EST).

This course will cover many of the copyright issues encountered by both amateur and professional genealogists on a daily basis. The instructor, Blaine Bettinger, is an intellectual property attorney, though better known as “The Genetic Genealogist.” His engaging teaching  style has made him one of the most popular teachers, for both the Virtual Institute and other conferences and institutes around the country.

For more information and to register, visit this page.

Register now for February’s courses on copyright and military pensions

This February, two of the Virtual Institute’s most popular instructors will be offering new courses.

First, to be held on February 10 and 17, Blaine T. Bettinger will return to present “The Essential Copyright Guide for Genealogists.” Many know Blaine from his blog The Genetic Genealogist and several DNA-related courses, but did you also know that he works as an intellectual property attorney? Issues surrounding copyright are central to much of a genealogist’s work: how can we use the work of others and how can others use our work? Blaine will tackle these questions and many others in his course.

Register for Blaine’s course now:

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Next, to be held on February 24 and March 3, Craig Roberts Scott will teach “Pensions: Did You Stop Too Soon?” Craig has taught several U.S. military courses for the Virtual Institute over they years. This time around, he will focus on U.S. military pensions, beginning with pension laws and pension applications, and examining the other records created such as pension ledgers and payment vouchers.

Register for Craig’s course now:

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More details about each of these courses can be found on the Virtual Institute website and by clicking the titles of the courses above.

Recording for Bettinger’s Shared cM Project webinar now available!

For those who were unable to register for “How Are We Related? Using the Shared cM Project to Explore Your DNA Matches” with Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., the recording is now available for sale on the Virtual Institute website.

Visit the Occasional Webinar Recordings page to purchase this and other webinars for just $19.99. Each recording package includes the full audio and video from the webinar and all syllabus and supplementary material.

While you’re there, don’t forget to take a look at our upcoming courses and webinars as well as recordings for all of our past courses and webinars!

Shared cM Project webinar sold out!

Unfortunately, live attendance at this Wednesday’s webinar with Blaine Bettinger has sold out.

Recordings will be placed on sale as soon as possible after the webinar ends, so please check back Thursday if you were unable to register.

We will also be announcing the availability of the recording package here in our newsletter. If you haven’t done so already, enter your email address in the Subscribe box so you don’t miss the announcement (as well as announcements for our future webinars and courses on DNA and other genealogical subjects).

Last chance to register for latest DNA webinar!

The next lecture in our Occasional Webinar Series, How Are We Related? Using the Shared cM Project to Explore Your DNA Matches with Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., will be presented this Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 8:00pm (EST). Register now before it’s too late!

The Shared cM Project is a collaborative citizen science project that contains total shared DNA data from more than 25,000 relationships. This data helps test-takers determine what relationships might be responsible for the DNA they share with a genetic match.

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D., is an intellectual property attorney by day and a DNA specialist by night. He is the author of the long-running blog The Genetic Genealogist, and frequently gives presentations and webinars to educate others about the use of DNA to explore their ancestry.

Registration for live attendance (includes syllabus and recording): $9.99

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